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Quentin Tarantino’s new film about Manson murders? Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence in talks?

Quentin Tarantino is quietly starting to put together his latest project and is talking to A-list actors like Brad PItt and Jennifer Lawrence for what is promising to be a unique take on the Manson Family murders.

hollywood Updated: Jul 12, 2017 11:08 IST
Director Quentin Tarantino and Daniela Pick pose at a premiere for The Beguiled in Los Angeles.
Director Quentin Tarantino and Daniela Pick pose at a premiere for The Beguiled in Los Angeles.(REUTERS)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Quentin Tarantino is quietly starting to put together his latest project and is talking to A-list actors for what is promising to be a unique take on the Manson Family murders.

The project, whose title is unknown, was written by Tarantino, who will also direct.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who have produced and executive produced the previous Tarantino films, are involved.

In this Aug. 20, 1970, file photo, Charles Manson, head of the cultic Manson Family charged with murder-conspiracy in the Tate-LaBianca slayings, is escorted by deputy sheriffs to court in Los Angeles. (AP)

They’re said to be in the early stages of shopping the project to studios to co-finance and co-distribute the venture.

The move apes the way Tarantino and the Weinsteins made the filmmaker’s 2009 movie Inglourious Basterds, which had Universal Studios as a financial and distributing partner.

The director is putting the finishing touches on the script. Brad Pitt, who worked with the filmmaker on Basterds, and Jennifer Lawrence have been approached.

Studios could receive the package after Labor Day, according to one source.

Script details are fuzzy but one of the stories centres on Sharon Tate, the actor and wife of director Roman Polanski who was murdered by Manson and his followers in 1969.

In this Feb. 24, 1970 file photo, Patricia Krenwinkel, a defendant in the Tate murder case, enters the superior court in Los Angeles for an arraignment. Krenwinkel, a follower of cult killer Charles Manson, is again seeking parole Thursday 22, 2017. (AP)

Manson had ordered a group of his followers to attack the inhabitants of a house in the Benedict Canyon part of Los Angeles, believing it was owned by a record producer who earlier had rejected him.

Over the course of several hours on the night of August 8, the four followers, using guns and knives, brutally killed Tate, who was eight months pregnant, and four other occupants.

In 1971, Manson and certain members of his crew were sentenced to life imprisonment for these and several other murders committed that summer.

The movie is eyeing to start shooting in 2018.

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